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Feast of festive action for armchair fans
ESPN Staff
October 11, 2012
Leicester's Toby Flood feels the force of Carl Fearns, Leicester v Bath, Aviva Premiership, Welford Road, Leicester, England, May 5, 2012
Leicester's clash with Bath at Welford Road on December 1 will play out in front of the ESPN camera © PA Photos
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Premiership Rugby has confirmed the festive season fixtures that will be broadcast by ESPN and Sky Sports.

Leicester's clash with Bath at Welford Road on December 1 along with Northampton's trip to Sale the day before will be played out in front of the ESPN cameras while Saracens' Round 10 date with Gloucester at Vicarage Road will be on Sky Sports.

The Rec will play host to Bath v Saracens on December 22 and also the ESPN team with Sky Sports broadcasting Northampton Saints' showdown with Harlequins at Franklin's Gardens later the same day. Sale Sharks will return to TV screens and ESPN on December 23 when they tackle London Wasps at Adams Park.

The traditional 'Big Game' fixture featuring Harlequins against London Irish at Twickenham is ESPN's first post-Christmas offering and with armchair fans also set to be served Leicester's match with Gloucester at Welford Road by Sky Sports. ESPN will be present when Saracens' nomadic season takes in Stadium MK and their clash with Northampton on December 30.

ESPN will see in the New Year at Sixways where they will broadcast coverage of Worcester's encounter with Leicester on January 4. Elsewhere the same weekend, Exeter's game with Northampton and London Wasps' fixture against Bath will feature on Sky Sports.

Aviva Premiership - TV Fixtures:

Round 10:

Friday, November 30
Sale Sharks v Northampton Saints (Salford City Stadium, KO 19:45) - ESPN

Saturday, December 1
Leicester Tigers v Bath (Welford Road, KO 12:30) - ESPN

Sunday, December 2
Saracens v Gloucester (Vicarage Road, KO 15:00) - Sky Sports

Round 11:

Saturday, December 22
Bath v Saracens (The Rec, KO 13:15) - ESPN
Northampton Saints v Harlequins (Franklin's Gardens, KO 15:15) - Sky Sports

Sunday, December 23
London Wasps v Sale Sharks (Adams Park, KO 14:00) - ESPN

Round 12:

Saturday, December 29
Harlequins v London Irish (Twickenham, KO 14:15) - ESPN
Leicester Tigers v Gloucester (Welford Road, KO 17:00) - Sky Sports

Sunday, December 30
Saracens v Northampton Saints (Stadium MK, KO 14:15) - ESPN

Round 13:

Friday, January 4
Worcester Warriors v Leicester Tigers (Sixways, KO 20:00) - ESPN

Saturday, January 5
Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints (Sandy Park, KO 15:00) - Sky Sports

Sunday, January 6
London Wasps v Bath (Adams Park, KO 15:00) - Sky Sports

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